Kenneth David Jackson, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison (1973)

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Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Portuguese

Area of interest: Portuguese and Brazilian Literatures; Camões, Machado de Assis, Fernando Pessoa; modernist, vanguardist, and inter-arts literature; Portuguese culture in Asia; ethnomusicology.

Author of: Adverse Genres in Fernando Pessoa (2010), De Chaul a Batticaloa: As marcas do império marítimo português na Índia e no Sri Lanka (2005), Camões and the First Edition of The Lusiadas (CD-ROM, 2003); Portugal: As Primeiras Vanguardas (2003); Os Construtores dos Oceanos/Builders of the Oceans (1998); three CDs in the series The Journey of Sounds produced by EXPO ‘98/CNCDP (Lisbon, 1998); A Vanguarda Literária no Brasil (1998); A Hidden Presence: 500 Years of Portuguese Culture in India and Sri Lanka (1995); Sing Without Shame (1990); A Prosa Vanguardista na Literatura Brasileira: Oswald de Andrade (1978);

Editor of the Oxford Anthology of the Brazilian Short Story (2006), Haroldo deCampos: A Dialogue with the Brazilian Concrete Poet (2005); Experimental, Visual, Concrete: Avant-Garde Poetry Since 1960 (co-ed., 1996); Oswald deAndrade: 100 Years of Invention (ed., 1992); Transformations of Literary Language in Latin American Literature (ed.,1987).

Co-translator of Oswald de Andrade’s Seraphim Grosse Pointe (1979) and Patricia Galvão’s Industrial Park (1993). Organizer of the symposia “POEM/ART:Brazilian Concrete Poetry” (2007); Portugal World Music (2006); GrandExpositions: Iberian and Latin American Modernisms in the Museum (2002); Contemporary Brazil Novel (2001); Staging Portuguese and Brazilian Theater (2000); Transcreation: on Haroldo de Campos (1999); Experimental, Visual,Concrete: Avant-Garde Poetry Since 1960 (1995; Oswald de Andrade: 100 Years of Invention (1992); Transformations of Literary Language in Latin American Literature (1987).

Named to the International Advisory Board of the Centro Interuniversitário de Estudos Camonianos at the Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)